The Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday urged Nigerians to exercise caution in their utterances and respect each other in their conversations and interactions to foster national unity. He said “we are greater together than apart.” Speaking at a seminar on national unity and stability at the Department of State Security (DSS) Training School, Bwari, Abuja, Osinbajo also advised the citizenry to shun all narratives which foment trouble and create divisions and embrace those that unite.
The acting President said the language of exchange in the country must be civil, adding that we must not tolerate a situation where people speak in any way they like. He was reacting to hate speeches which had crept up in different sections of the country and heat up the polity. Osinbajo warned that the Federal Government had no choice than to ensure the security of lives and property of citizens.
He noted that the administration had initiated series of social investment programmes to promote social justice and give all Nigerians a sense of belonging. “The truth is that we have a duty to ensure that we deal seriously with the issue of poverty and social justice,’’ he said, adding that the N500 billion earmarked for social investment programme would be utilised in that direction. He said the fund was not for poverty alleviation but specifically meant to correct the social and economic imbalance in the country.